1. Each MLB Team's Season-Defining Game

    Wipe the tears away, everybody. Wednesday night featured the last scheduled games of the MLB regular season. Of course, there will be plenty of exciting games in store...

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  2. Conference Realignment: Texas A&M Officially Will Join SEC in 2012

    A move that has been talked about for months has finally become official, as Sunday the Southeastern Conference announced that Texas A&M will become the 13th member of the prestigious conference...

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  3. MLB: The Greatest Defensive Play in Every Team's History

    Perhaps the only thing more exciting than seeing a ball hit hard is seeing a defender seemingly fly through the air to catch it...

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  4. Does Jeremy Hellickson or Ivan Nova Deserve the AL Rookie of the Year?

    While Craig Kimbrel seems to have the National League Rookie of the Year all but wrapped up, the debate for who deserves the American League award is heating up. There are many good candidates this year...

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  5. MLB's 10 Most Quotable Players and Managers Ever

    "Always go to other people's funerals. Otherwise, they won't come to yours."—Yogi Berra For as long as baseball has been played with a bat and a ball, its players have had lots to say...

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  6. Tampa Bay Rays: Cautious Optimism as Rays Sweep Boston Red Sox

    I wrote an obituary for the Tampa Bay Rays in late July. The Rays had just lost a series in Kansas City and, on July 24, were six-and-a-half games back in the American League wild-card race...

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  7. NCAA Superconferences: 10 Rivalries That Could Be Born with Realignment

    No matter what happens in the next few months and years regarding the landscape of college football, we are in for a wild ride. We could see anything from conference expansion to a playoff to antitrust suits, and that's just getting warmed up...

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  8. 30 MLB Stars Who Deserve to Have Their Numbers Retired

    There is no higher honor a team can pay one of its former stars than retiring his number. It is the ultimate recognition of a player's supreme contributions to a franchise...

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  9. Florida vs Florida Atlantic: Gators Open Strong with 41-3 Win over Owls

    In a sense, Saturday night was a rebirth for the Florida Gators. A new coach, a new scheme and, in many ways, a new team. The Gators opened up their 2011 campaign looking to make a statement, and their 41-3 victory over Florida Atlantic did just that...

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  10. MLB: The Coolest Baseball Card in Every Franchise's History

    If baseball is America's pastime, baseball card collecting is its child. Almost everyone who has been a baseball fan has collected baseball cards at one time or another...

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  11. Desmond Jennings: Why the Tampa Bay Rays' Stud Outfielder Is the Real Deal

    Every time a player tears up major league pitching for a short time, cynics always point to the same phrase. Sample size. So it is easy to write off Desmond Jennings' stunning shock-and-awe on the American League as simply a fluke...

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  12. Florida Gators: A Full Breakdown of What to Expect in 2011

    Insert generic line about the post- Urban Meyer era here. It's time to move on, folks. Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow are long gone, and a new era has started at the University of Florida...

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  13. Tampa Bay Rays: Redoing the 2011 Season with Adequate Run Support

    Everyone does it. You know, looking back at the past and trying to figure out what could have been? For the Tampa Bay Rays , the 2011 season looks all but doomed...

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  14. MLB: 25 Players Who Waited Too Long to Retire from Baseball

    Baseball is more forgiving than other sports in regards to longevity. Whereas the average football or basketball career may not be more than ten years, baseball players have careers that regularly exceed 15 years, at times even going more than 20...

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  15. SEC Football: The All-Name Team for the Southeastern Conference

    If you know anything about college football and want to see great rivalries and great football every Saturday, the conference to watch is the SEC. The Southeastern Conference just connotes excellence...

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  16. MLB: Power Ranking the 20 Coolest MLB Fatheads

    When Fathead became big in 2006, a new level of super-fandom was introduced to lovers of sports. With these huge wall stickers, fans now had a way to show their devotion to their favorite teams in a big way...

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  17. Tampa Bay Rays: Humble Casey Kotchman's Magic Continues into August

    With one swing of the bat Monday night, Casey Kotchman characterized his 2011 campaign—a smashing, shocking success. The Rays' first baseman, who I profiled in-depth a few weeks ago, has not let his foot off the gas pedal yet...

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  18. MLB Free Agency 2011: The Top 10 Free Agents and Where They'll Go

    When the lights come on after the eight-month dance that is the baseball season, one of the most anticipated free-agency periods in recent memory will begin...

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  19. Every MLB Team's Minor League Prospects: Who Will Make an Immediate Impact?

    With the trade deadline a thing of the past, it is crunch time for MLB teams. Playoff races have taken form, big names have moved and teams are preparing to put the throttle at full power as the final two months of the season get going...

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  20. MLB Trade Deadline: 15 Winners and Losers from the Trade Deadline

    Okay everyone, take a big, deep breath. It's over. The madness that we call the MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and it was a week full of potentially game-changing trades...

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  21. Ervin Santana No-Hitter: Power Ranking the Last Two Years' No Hitters

    On one of the craziest days in recent baseball memory, Ervin Santanareached the pinnacle of his pitching ability with a no-hitter. July 27th will be remembered by some as the day Colby Rasmus, Edwin Jackson, and Carlos Beltran all got traded...

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  22. MLB: The Worst Baserunner on Every Team

    Baserunning is the most under-appreciated aspect of the game of baseball. It is the oil that keeps the machine that is an offense running. It is not just about stealing bases. It is about taking the extra base on a hit and advancing on a fly ball...

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  23. Obituary: 2011 Tampa Bay Rays Laid to Rest in Kansas City

    After playing a first half that left some thinking that the contention was in the realm of possibility, the Tampa Bay Rays simply could not elevate their game in the last week...

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  24. The 10 Most Ridiculous Endorsements in MLB History

    For as long as baseball has been our national pastime, its stars have been used by countless businesses and corporations as spokesmen. These endorsements have been effective at times, failures at others...

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  25. MLB: B/R Talks to James Shields and Joe Maddon About Pitch Sequencing

    One of the biggest new fads among students of the game of baseball is the science of pitch sequencing. That is, what do pitchers throw in certain situations, in what order, and why? ...

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